Magazine article Variety

Forecasting the Looks

Magazine article Variety

Forecasting the Looks

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Last year, fashionable lead-actress nominees Claire Danes and Taraji P. Henson picked looks flaunting chains, Kerry Washington dazzled in a metallic dress (hot off Marc Jacobs' New York Fashion Week runway), and Tatiana Maslany nailed menswear in a Bouchra Jarrar couture cream tux. Here, top celebrity stylists weigh in on which trends will dominate the 2016 Emmy red carpet.

* Prints

Micaela Erlanger, who's previously styled fashion-forward Emmy contenders Tatiana Maslany and Michelle Dockery, predicts we'll see plenty of prints. "Romantic florals and intarsia were all over the runways," she says, also noting the trend's migration onto the red carpet. "Take, for instance, Margot Robbie's Gucci gown from her 'Suicide Squad' tour."

* Bold Hues

"The Emmys are always about color," says Cristina Ehrlich, who has worked with Allison Williams, Anna Kendrick, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and expects this year's nominees to take risks. Tara Swennen, who styled Julie Bowen in the lime-green Monique Lhuillier she wore for her win in 2012, agrees. "There have been some amazing new hues passing through my studio - beautiful oranges and corals, vibrant greens and blues," she says. "Women have been flirting with these fun, poppier colors this summer, and I think we'll see a newfound romance with the rainbow."

* Texture

"Fall trends seem to be all about luxe and texture," says Erin Walsh, who has chicly outfitted Emmy nominees from Sarah Jessica Parker to Maggie Gyllenhaal (and put Kerry Washington in that metallic-sequined Marc Jacobs number that she says "went off like a bomb"). …

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